Wakefield's The Cribs (consisting of twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their younger brother Ross Jarman) are big Smiths fan... so much that they recruited Johnny Marr in their group in 2008... however, when we saw them live at the Varsity Theater and at the 7th Street Entry, Marr was nowhere to be seen! We knew something was up... but it wasn't until 2011 did they make Marr's departure official.
The Cribs are back with a new album For All My Sisters set for released in North America on Arts & Crafts on March 24th.... The Cribs' first shows in the US since 2012 will kick off with an intimate three-show residency in New York City. The Cribs will continue on to Austin for SXSW and then to the West Coast through San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more along with their long awaited return to Coachella.
The Cribs On Tour
March 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
March 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
April 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
April 12 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
April 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
April 15 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
April 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
April 17 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
April 19 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
London's Evans The Death (featuring brothers Dan Moss on guitar and Olly Moss on bass) are back with their sophomore album Expect Delays coming in March 2015 via Fortuna POP! (Europe) and Slumberland Records (USA).
I originally took noticed of this band right away because they were described as "Brit-Pop" ... but the band was (and is) very young, still only barely out of their teenage years. Maybe the band outgrew their Britpop influence with the latest album, we'll see.
This is how they described their new record:
More ambitious and focused than their previous record, whilst sacrificing none of their spontaneity and vitality, Expect Delays is a supremely inventive and intelligently crafted album from a band who have suffered for their art, and used that experience to inform and nourish their work. Expect no more delays, Evans the Death have arrived.
Nashville's brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall, otherwise known as JEFF the Brotherhood were recently dropped by Warner Brothers Records... but quickly bounced back with this statement:
We, JEFF The Brotherhood, are SO F***** PLEASED to announce that we have been DROPPED from the clutches of the demented vulture that is Warner Bros! We feel as though a heavy weight has been lifted from our shoulders, and could not be more excited.
As for our album, "Wasted on the Dream", it is finally coming out March 24th on Infinity Cat Recordings - our spiritual, as well as literal home...
Mat 18 Laredo, TX - Old No. 2
Mar 19 - 21 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 22 Dallas, TX - Spillover fest
Mar 23 San Antonio, TX - The Korova
Mar 25 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Mar 26 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Mar 27 W. Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
Mar 28 Santa Ana, CA - Bugerama Fest
Mar 29 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Mar 31 Portland, OR - Bunk Sandwich Shop
Apr 01 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
Apr 02 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
Apr 03 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
Apr 04 Kelowna, BC - The Habitat
Apr 05 Calgary, AB - Palomino Smokehouse
Apr 06 Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop
Apr 07 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
Apr 09 Winnipeg, MB - Good Will Social Club
Apr 10 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street. Entry
Apr 12 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
May 16 - 17 Golf Shores, AL - Hangout Fest